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Eugene Constable
Bring this visual to life!!
on May 20, 2010 at 4:08:46 pm

Hi.
I'm trying to come up with a bunch of animated backgrounds, lower thirds and scenes to hold moving images based on this mood visual:



most of it I'm OK with - montage of images with feathered masks etc but...

2 things,

1.how do I go about creating that foreground sine wave shape, whereby you have the waves in motion, each line opposing each other but both traveling from right to left? (with increase/decrease in size too!)

2. and how to create and animate the ribbon of white lines through the scene so it appears to turn through 3d space, as depicted?

Ive had a go with 3d stroke + repeater function but am finding it really tricky to achieve the look in the visual...

can this 'ribbon' only be done in true 3d package?

any thoughts/ tutorial suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!


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Bret Williams
Re: Bring this visual to life!!
on May 20, 2010 at 4:20:05 pm

For the ribbon, just make a comp of straight lines, then apply the bezier curves effect and start dragging the bezier points around. You can twist and manipulate pretty well once you get the hang of it.


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Bret Williams
Re: Bring this visual to life!!
on May 20, 2010 at 5:18:21 pm

Sorry, it's bezier warp.


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: Bring this visual to life!!
on May 20, 2010 at 5:49:36 pm

Zaxwers Serpentine- true 3d ribbons/lines
Also, you could go the way Bret recommended, but use Freeform to distort in 3d space.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist
Bucharest, Romania
http://www.ennstudio.ro


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Matthew Keane
Re: Bring this visual to life!!
on May 20, 2010 at 7:51:11 pm

If you have the Trapcode Form plugin, then that might be another approach to try. Set the base form to Box-Strings to get the lines, and then apply some twist and a rotation to get the thing moving. Might also work for the sine wave, if you limit the Form to a single line, and then use an animated gradient as a layer map.


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Eugene Constable
Re: Bring this visual to life!!
on May 21, 2010 at 11:56:10 am

Thanks again to the Cow!!
Cracked Ribbon problem using Form with box strings setting. Created an animated layermap and used a bit of twist and looks great.. now onto that sine wave...
many thanks,
Eugene


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